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Magazine

26 January 2009
Yes, we can

A*DESK

El optimismo y the american dream se apoderan de todos nosotros. Lo imposible es posible y un presidente de Estados Unidos puede ser alguien de color. ¿Y el mundo del arte? ¿No era un espacio para la reformulación de la realidad? ¿Dónde están las ideas para cambiar el mundo? En este número de A-Desk nos acercamos a una de las bases teóricas que busca redefinir la realidad: el feminismo. El contexto del arte se posiciona junto al feminismo (y a las teorías queer) ya desde la institución. Lo que en los setenta podía ser algo contra-sistema se integra perfectamente en los discursos de las grandes instituciones artísticas, las exposiciones y los artistas. Y la pregunta es: ¿seguimos fuera del sistema o el sistema está cambiando? ¿Can we?

En este número presentamos una entrevista de Montse Badía a Laurence Rassel (nueva directora de proyectos de la Fundació Antoni Tàpies), críticas de las exposiciones “Working Documents” y “De facto. Joan Fontcuberta” en La Virreina, Valie Export en Index Foundation, Erick Beltrán en la galería Joan Prats… y un comentario sobre la franja de Gaza de David G.Torres.

A*DESK, Independent Institute of Criticism and Contemporary Art, is dedicated to learning, publishing and research related to the criticism of contemporary art. Taking the view that critical thought makes individuals free, its mission is to defend actively the importance of criticism: to generate debate about contemporary art, to enable each individual to establish their own opinion and by doing so promote culture.

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